Carrie Underwood takes the wheel to introduce her favorite empowerment songs

Carrie Underwood

Women have been putting in work in the country scene since its inception, though history may not always reflect it. And one singer that’s made a name for herself is Carrie Underwood.

Underwood, who first broke onto the scene during the fourth season of American Idol, which she subsequently won in 2005, hasn’t been shy about shining a light on her country roots or the strong women in music who came before her (as exhibited in her decision to audition for Idol with Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me”). And ever since she broke Billboard chart history as the first country music artist to debut at number one on the Hot 100 after her win, she’s been pouring her soul into country anthems that are about more than just beer and blue jeans.

During a Guest DJ takeover for Women’s History Month, Carrie took over SiriusXM’s Women of Country channel to share her biggest influences, favourite female artists and stories behind her own songs. And in true Carrie fashion, she kicked off with her and Miranda Lambert’s modern-day “Goodbye Earl” of sorts, “Something Bad.” Hear the whole special on the SiriusXM app now.